I think I started writing this book sixteen years ago. Maybe even seventeen. I have a synthetic imagination; almost all my stories are interlinked, and so it’s hard to say when exactly I started what would eventually become this world, these characters, this story. It’s changed considerably since that beginning, but a few things have remained — that it’s a retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and one of the central images, the story behind which demanded to be told. And so, after many twists and turns, changes and developments, rewrites and revisions, major character, plot, setting, and time-frame changes … I present to you my first novel.
Till Human Voices Wake Us is available in a trade paperback edition from CreateSpace, Amazon.com, and the European Amazon stores (.fr, .de, and .it). As an ebook, it is available from all the Amazon stores (including Amazon.ca), as well as Kobo, Smashwords, and Xinxii. It is still working its way through the process at iTunes, but you can get the epub edition from the other vendors.
I would never have thought, sixteen or seventeen years ago, that I would be publishing this book myself. It’s had a few title changes over the years — The Surreptitious Pomegranate was the first, and Plato’s Swan the longest-lasting — some of you will know it by those. If you’ve heard me mutter about my story any time but the last year or so (and often during the course of the last year, too), it was this one. I am delighted beyond measure to finally have the nerve and the opportunity to share it with you.
Happy Tuesday, everyone.